Biography of the President of the Republic of Belarus
Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko is one of the most well-known politicians in modern Belarus. In the past he was not member of the Communist Party or government nomenclature, nor did he hold any posts in the top power hierarchy. He is one of the statesmen whose popularity can be attributed, first of all, to his personal merits and support of the people.
President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko partakes in Victory Day celebrations on 9 May
Alexander Lukashenko was born in the town of Kopys, Orsha District, Vitebsk Oblast, on 31 August 1954.
He graduated from the Mogilev State Pedagogical University named after A.A. Kuleshov in 1975, the Belarusian Agricultural Academy in 1985. Historian, economist.
In 1975-1977 Alexander Lukashenko worked as a political instructor of the Western Border District.
In 1977–1978 he worked as the secretary of the Komsomol committee of the food trade department of Mogilev, instructor of the Oktyabrsky District Executive Committee of Mogilev.
In 1978-1990 Alexander Lukashenko was the executive secretary of the Znaniye Association of the town of Shklov, deputy commanding officer for political work in an army unit, deputy director of the agricultural enterprise Udarnik in Shklov District, deputy director of the construction materials factory in Shklov, secretary of the Communist Party committee of the state farm named after V.I. Lenin, director of the agricultural enterprise Gorodets, Shklov District.
In 1990 he was elected member of the parliament of the Republic of Belarus. He led the the Supreme Council of the Republic of Belarus commission for examining the operation of commercial entities established under the auspices of state administration bodies. .
On 10 July 1994, after a difficult election campaign involving five other candidates, Alexander Lukashenko was elected President of the Republic of Belarus. He won 80.3% of the vote.
On 9 September 2001 Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected President of the Republic of Belarus with 75.6% of the vote.
On 19 March 2006 he was elected President of the Republic of Belarus for the third term with 83% of the vote.
On 19 December 2010 Alexander Lukashenko secured a convincing victory at the presidential election and was re-elected President of Belarus with 79.6% of the vote.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, Head of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus.
The President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus.
In 1997 he was elected Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Union of Belarus and Russia. In January 2000 he became Chairman of the Supreme State Council of the Union State.
In 2005-2006 and in 2008 he was the Chairman of the Interstate Council of the Eurasian Economic Community.